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Missed a lecture? Wish you could go back and listen to a lecture again? Not a problem. CLAFI is now posting videos of past lectures, so you can attend any lectures that you missed, and revisit any lectures that you enjoyed.

“Does Religious Faith Delude Reason?” -by Paul O’Reilly

Paul O’Reilly  is a Tutor and Vice President for Development at Thomas Aquinas College. He has been the primary leader of the seminars sponsored by the Agora Foundation since 1999. Dr. O’Reilly earned his Bachelor’s degree at Thomas Aquinas College in 1984 and his Ph.D. at Université Laval in 1989. In this lecture, Paul O’Reilly discusses whether reason is compatible with religious faith, and whether the existence of God is a reasonable proposition*. This lecture was given at the UCLA Law School on October 24, 2013. To watch the lecture, click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq8jZJswJPI *CLAFI does not hold any religious or political affiliation.

“Why the Battle of Gettysburg Matters” -by Allen Guelzo

Allen Carl Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, where he serves as Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program. He has written for The American Historical Review, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, C-SPAN’s Booknotes, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. This lecture was part of CLAFI’s five-year lecture series on the Civil War in honor of its sesquicentennial (1861-1865, 2011-2015). CLAFI will host two lectures each year of the sesquicentennial, each lecture dealing with the corresponding year of the Civil War. Accordingly, this lecture dealt with the pivotal 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. The lecture was given at the UCLA Law School on November 7, 2013. To watch the lecture, click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_gN_ex-N1g

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